Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

There are many ideas and products that claim to be the best for developing a child’s speech and communication, but not all are necessary or effective. This user-friendly course for teachers and caregivers helps you discover how children process language and how they become proficient communicators. This course will help you enrich your child’s life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate way. Learn how to follow your child’s lead and your natural instincts to enhance language development from infancy into early childhood.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify what it means to be a responsive teacher and caregiver to support a child’s innate curiosity,
  • Explore what naturally interests and stimulates children so that you can see the ways they learn best, and
  • Discover from the child development expert, parent, and preschool teacher who designed this course, the tools you will need to enhance childhood communication skills.

SCECHs Granted

24

Who should take this course?

Teacher

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

Course Vendor

ed2go

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.